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What Does Uterine Prolapse Feel Like?

May 25, 2023

Have you noticed an odd pressing sensation when you sit? Are you having sensations of an egg-like bulge at the vaginal opening? Are you starting to worry that you might be experiencing uterine prolapse? We understand these sensations can cause concern; we are here to help you navigate the situation and get to the bottom of your symptoms. How serious […]

I’m Having Trouble Defecating… Is It Perineal Descent?

May 12, 2023

A weakened pelvic floor can lead to a range of issues, most commonly pelvic organ prolapse. Any instance that strains the pelvic floor muscles can cause them to stretch and weaken to the point that organs like the uterus (uterine prolapse) ,bladder (cystocele) or rectum (rectocele) fall through the vagina. Similarly, a weakened pelvic floor can cause perineal descent. Difficult […]

How Do I Know If My Uterus Is Prolapsed?

March 22, 2023

Pelvic organ prolapse is when a pelvic organ moves from its anatomical position, sometimes “dropping” into the vagina. Uterine prolapse is specifically when the uterus falls out of place. The muscles and ligaments that make up the pelvic floor act as a support system for the uterus; when they become weak, it can cause the uterus to move or prolapse. […]

Is It Possible To Tighten Your Vagina?

January 27, 2023

Vaginal laxity is a natural and common condition among women. It is not necessarily dangerous, but it can be uncomfortable. Age, genetics and childbirth are all factors that cause the vagina to stretch and relax. This looseness can lead to decreased sensation during intercourse. You may be wondering whether or not it’s possible to reverse some of these changes and […]

Do I Need Prolapse Repair Or Vaginal Rejuvenation?

November 18, 2022

Vaginal rejuvenation and prolapse repair are two different procedures, yet it’s not uncommon for patients seeking out vaginal rejuvenation to discover that they need prolapse repair as well. Fortunately, vaginal rejuvenation and a formal prolapse repair can co-exist. Vaginoplasty, a surgical form of vaginal rejuvenation, if often included in a formal prolapse repair due to the nature of surgery. It’s […]

What Are The Stages Of Uterine Prolapse?

June 20, 2022

A prolapsed uterus – or, uterine prolapse – is a condition in which the uterus begins to drop into the vagina as a result of the weakening of support structures, including the pelvic floor muscles and ligaments. Uterine prolapse is often found alongside other types of pelvic organ prolapse, including a prolapsed bladder and/or rectum into the vagina. Common risk […]

Understanding Perineal Descent

April 7, 2022

Perineal descent is a condition in which the perineum – the area between the genitals and the anus – begins to bulge and descends below the bony outlet of the pelvis. Perineal descent is also commonly referred to as “descending perineum syndrome”, “perineal bulging”, “perineal relaxation”, or a “bulging perineum”. One of the primary causes of perineal descent is chronic […]

Traveling From Houston To Austin For Pelvic Organ Prolapse Surgery

April 6, 2022

Austin, Texas is renowned for being one of the top cities to visit due to its stellar cultural and food scenes. It also happens to be home to Dr. George Shashoua, one of the nation’s top pelvic floor specialists (check out our testimonials). Board-certified in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Shashoua has over 25 years of experience treating […]

Traveling From Dallas to Austin for Vaginal Prolapse Repair

March 28, 2022

Austin, Texas has become a vacation hot spot due to its top notch cultural and culinary scenes. It also happens to be home to Austin Urogynecology and Dr. George Shashoua, a nationally top-ranked surgeon who is board-certified in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. Because it’s critical to find an experienced surgeon for intricate surgeries like vaginal prolapse repair, women […]

What Does A Prolapsed Uterus Look Like?

February 26, 2022

Because there are several types of pelvic organ prolapse, as well as varying degrees of severity, it can be difficult to know if symptoms you are experiencing are related to a specific type of prolapse. While we always advise against self-diagnosing, (especially considering that we offer free consultations), there are indicators of prolapse that you can look out for. First […]

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